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VIDEO: Furze Platt on Yorkshire Three Peaks – 18 July 2013

As everyone knows, the weekend before last saw pure skill combined with sheer determination, as an immense physical challenge was overcome. Despite the soaring temperatures, still the ultimate goal was achieved, creating a grand sense of jubilation.

I write, of course, about my Sixth Form’s efforts on the Yorkshire Three Peaks. Having trained since the start of the year, it all came down to the weekend of 5 to 7 July (which, coincidentally, I might add, was the same weekend Andy Murray won the Wimbledon Championships).

TROOPER: Andrew Burdett approaching the summit of Ingleborough (Peak Number 1). (IMG_6978)

In just a few days’ time, I’ll be bringing you, dear readers, the full story from the 40km hike with photography, but until then enjoy this brand-new video, documenting our entire expedition.

(Sorry: it’s a bit of a long one – about ten minutes in total – but, trust me, you’ll want to watch it for the ending…)

WATCH the expedition video here.

FP3Peaks Expedition Hill-Walking Training – 27 June 2013

There’s now just over a week to go until the start of our Three Peaks weekend. Next Friday, approximately 40 Year 12s (including myself) will head up to Yorkshire in school minibuses. Then, on the Saturday (6 July), we’ll set off on the mammoth trek itself.

Said to be 26 miles long, including roughly 10,000 ft of ascent, we’re looking to complete the course in under ten hours.

REACH THE TOP: Miss MacAngus, Mr Zair, and Mr Taylor, with Pete Watt at the top of Winter Hill. (IMG_6557)

Having missed last week’s training hike to participate in my church’s Music Festival, I joined four others for a hill-walking session after-school today.

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